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From Ajoy Bhatia <>
Subject Re: New Subscriber
Date Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:37:44 GMT
Hi Ravindranath,

I am a recent newcomer to ASF, too. Here are some wiki pages that help
newcomers get oriented. You might have seen them already but I still
thought of letting you know. You don't have to read necessarily in the
order I have listed them.


Also, here is a mail that I got with suggestions from Ray Chiang on the
mapreduce-dev mailing list (Apache Hadoop project).
Ray Chiang via
Jul 13 (13 days ago)
to mapreduce-dev
Welcome aboard.

I'd recommend reading the HowToContribute wiki for understanding the
contribution process.

For other tips on getting started, there is the "newbie" label in JIRA, but
it's an imperfect sorting.  I recommend doing the following:

1) Look at unit test JIRAs, both open and closed.  Tons of benefits:
they'll help you understand some part of the API, some could use some
comments and enhancements, etc.
2) Pick a component (ResourceManager, NodeManager, MR APIs, DataNode,
NameNode, etc.) and focus on that to start.  It's easier than trying to
understand it all at once.
3) Participate in some code reviews.  It will be non-binding, but testing
out other code can help you understand some part.

Hope that helps...
- Ajoy

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM, Hadrian Zbarcea <> wrote:

> (sorry for the double post, didn't get the addressees right)
> Hi Ravindra,
> It's great that you want to contribute. The way it works is this: try to
> find a project that is of interest to in a field that you are passionate
> about. That will both make you happier and you're likely to produce results
> of higher quality. There are large number of successful projects small and
> large in a number of fields, written in various languages (including Java).
> Interact with that community, contribute, ask questions, maybe ask
> somebody to help and mentor you. You'll do great. It takes time and
> practice to get better at like (like in any other endeavour).
> Good luck!
> Hadrian
> On 07/24/2015 07:09 PM, Ravindranath Iruvuri wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am Ravindra, Sun Certified Java Programmer and Web Component Developer
>> with good hands on experience in design and development of applications
>> using Java/J2EE technologies.
>> I have around 9 years and 4 months of experience into development of
>> Enterprise Product Development.
>> I am new comer to Apache Software Foundation and look forward to
>> contribute
>> to the foundation in coding and where ever team wants me.
>> <>
>> Please let me know how I can contribute to the community.
>> Thanks,
>> Ravindra

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